Breaking | Turkish Army Launches Operation in Syria’s Azaz to the East of Afrin .

On Saturday, the Turkish leadership announced a military campaign in Syrian Kurdish-controlled Afrin, with the operation on the ground starting the following day.

According to Anadolu news agency, the Turkish Armed Forces have started an operation in Azaz, located to the east of Afrin in northern Syria.

The Turkish “Olive Branch” operation conducted jointly with Free Syrian Army rebels against the Syrian Kurdish PKK and the YPG was launched on Saturday with airstrikes and continued the following day with the start of the campaign on the ground.

According to the Turkish authorities, the operation is set to end swiftly. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that his troops will destroy the Kurdish militia in Syria, that have been supported by the United States.

Earlier in the day, Anadolu reported that Turkish forces have established control over 11 positions taken from Kurdish forces.

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